Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 18, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 7

San Marino Recreation Playhouse Announce CastCommission Recruitment for Freestyle Love Supreme

 The San Marino City of community service efforts 
Council approved, June 8, to better utilize communityadjusting the Recreation resources. 
Commission to a five (5) -To provide 
member advisory body recommendations for 
that meets monthly. The program improvements 
Recreation Commission and development for 
communicates the needs and community special events,
desires of recreation services enrichment activities (early 
that will best serve the childhood, youth, teen, 
community. This includes adult, and senior citizens), 
providing recommendations sports programs, day 
on utilizing community camps, aquatic programs, 
resources, program specialized classes, and 
improvements and other activities related to the 

bits, instantaneous songs

development, special Recreation Division. 

Producers Thomas Kail, and riffs, and fully realized

community events, and - To review and provide 

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny musical numbers. The

more! All five positions are recommendations on 

and Jon Steingart, Jill Furman electrifying vocals of the

currently vacant so this is a the Recreation Division 

and Pasadena Playhouse performers – from singing to

great opportunity to serve annual budget, including 

Producing Artistic Director rapping to beat-boxing with

on this newly reinstated expenditures and revenues. 

Danny Feldman announce harmonies and freestyle flow

commission. - To provide assistance in 

that the national tour of – are backed by tight tunes

The purpose of the planning for long term 

Freestyle Love Supreme will from keyboards and human

Recreation Commission is: facility and program needs 

play Pasadena Playhouse percussion.

-To communicate the needs of the Recreation Division. 
July 12-August 7. Freestyle Love Supreme’s

and desires for recreation For more information see 

The critically acclaimed company on tour includes

services that will meet the the Recreation Commission 

hip-hop sensation and Andrew Bancroft AKA

needs of the community. page at: cityofsanmarino. 

recipient of a 2020 Special “Jelly Donut,“Richard

-To assist in the coordination org. 
Tony Award was conceived Baskin, Jr. AKA “Rich 
by Anthony Veneziale and Midway;” Jay C. Ellis AKALA County New Department created by Thomas Kail, “Jellis J;” Aneesa Foldsof Children and Family Lin-Manuel Miranda and AKA “Young Nees;” Mark 
Anthony Veneziale in 2004 Martin AKA “Mandible,” Services Director Appointed before In The Heights and Kaila Mullady AKA “Kaiser 
Hamilton. Following a Rözé; Morgan Reilly AKA 

The LA County Board areas of focus at the outset of highly anticipated Broadway “Hummingbird;” James 
of Supervisors announced his tenure will be ensuring return and the release of Rushin AKA “Shifty Hills;”
Tuesday that following a six-child safety, advancing race the Grammy nominated Victoria Theodore AKA 
month nationwide search equity efforts, and providing Hulu documentary We Are “Gigawatts;” and Anthony 
process, Brandon Nichols accessible, quality support to Freestyle Love Supreme, this VenezialeAKA “Two Touch.” 
has been selected to serve as families. “hugely entertaining dream Special spontaneous 
the new director of the Los “DCFS is charged with of a show and a phenomenon” and unannounced guests 
Angeles County Department keeping children safe and (Time Out New York) is a are planned for select 
of Children and Family making families strong,” non-stop blend of hip-hop, performances during the 
Services (DCFS). Nichols set said Nichols. “As Director, improvisational theater, tour. 
to take on new role July 1. I want to help my staff to music, and vocal stylings. In name and beyond,

The Board appointed make the best decisions they The 90-minute show, called Freestyle Love Supreme paysNichols during the June can, I want to work with “completely genius” by homage to John Coltrane’s 
14 Board meeting. Nichols communities to support Politico, is created nightly “A Love Supreme”, with a 
will lead a workforce of families where they live, with the audience and no nod to musical roots in jazz, 
nearly 9,000 staff members and I want to make sure two shows are ever the same. soul, blues and hip-hop. 
in 20 regional offices who we are confronting the “We’ve had many of our Freestyle Love Supreme was 
provide family-centered and problems of bias and racial happiest and most fulfilling originally developed and 
child-focused protective disproportionality that creative moments working produced in 2004 by Ars 
services to more than 29,000 have plagued child welfare on freestyle love supreme Nova, in association with 
children. programs.” and are excited to see its Jill Furman and Back House 

“I’m pleased that our A Los Angeles County next chapter unfold on this Productions. The show has 
Board has quickly filled employee for more than national tour,” said Thomas played in all five boroughs of 
the top position of one 25 years, Director Nichols Kail and Lin-Manuel New York and many states, 
of our most important has worked for several Miranda. “It is a show that as well as on Broadway, at 
County departments. departments, including consistently surprises us: we the U.S. Comedy Festival,
Director Nichols possesses DCFS where he previously have no idea what to expect Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 
a combination of boots served as chief deputy any time we do it - and Melbourne Comedy 
on the ground experience director for three years. isn’t that the true beauty of Festival, and the Montreal 
and executive management During that time, he led the live theater? freestyle love Just for Laughs Festival. 
skills, along with remarkable county’s implementation of supreme wouldn’t want or Freestyle Love Supreme is 
compassion and dedication Continuum of Care Reform, have it any other way!” produced by Thomas Kail, 
to improving outcomes a multi-year, state-wide Directed by Kail, Freestyle Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennyfor our most vulnerable change designed to reduce Love Supreme is a blend of and Jon Steingart, and Jill 
children and youth served the use of congregate care hip-hop, improvisational Furman. It features set 
by the Department of and ensure children live in theater, music and vocal design by Beowulf Boritt;
Children and Family family-like settings when styling with special costume design by Lisa 
Services. I look forward to they are unable to safely surprise guests at select Zinni; lighting design by Jeff 
partnering with him as we remain with their parents. performances. The show that Croiter; and sound design 
continue to work to keep Nichols also advocated Entertainment Weekly calls by Nevin Steinberg. 
our County’s children safe on behalf of children at “lightning in a bottle” and Tickets are on sale 
and thriving,” said Kathryn legislative hearings with Rolling Stone describes as now, starting at $30 
Barger, Supervisor to the local, state, and federal “pure joy” features talented and are available at 
Fifth District. agencies and worked closely performers providing by

Nichols, who had been with a diverse network of stop action throughout phone at 626-356-7529, 
serving in the role of community partners. this fast-paced evening, and at the box office at 39 
interim director since April, For more information visit: spinning suggestions from South El Molino Avenue,
indicated that his primary the audience into humorous Pasadena. 

San Marino 4th of July Celebration Be Part of 

Pre-sale cost: Residents $5 / Non-Residents $15 the Festival 

You’re invited to attend this beloved patriotic event, featuring food trucks, a fun zone,
parade, entertainment, and an exciting fireworks display! of Balloons 

This is a ticketed event and wristbands are required for adults and youth over 2 years

 The South Pasadena Library

old. Wristband sales begin on June 20. For detailed information on wristbands, visit : 

is looking for families to be For general information, call (626) 943-2627. 

part of this year’s Festival of 
Balloons Fourth of July Parade. 
Those interested in marching, 
as part of the South Pasadena 
Library Summer ReadingProgram group, in the parade 
on July 4th should meet at 

10:45 a.m. on the Diamond 
Avenue side of the Libraryby the Moreton Bay Fig tree. 
Children are encouraged to 
walk for the Library to help 
motivate others to read. The 
parade is expected to last until 
12:30 p.m. 
Marchers should bring water 

bottles, sunscreen, wagons, 

and strollers. Other wheeled 

vehicles not permitted. Each 

child must be accompanied 

by an adult. Masks and 

physical distancing between 

household groups are strongly 


 The Library is located at 1100 

Oxley Street near the Metro 

Gold Line Station.

 South Pasadena Public Library

Summer Reading Program: 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path 

runs now through July 30.

Upon request made no later 
than four (4) business daysbefore the event, the City 
will provide a reasonable 
accommodation for a qualified 
person with a disability to 
have equal access to the 
event. Please contact Human 
Resources at 626-403-7312 
or email Human Resources at 

San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 


Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 AMChildren’s Area, Library

Storytime features activities that will promote early literacyand lifelong learning through songs, bounces, fingerplays,
and books. Toddler Storytime occurs weekly on Mondaythrough June 27. Baby Lapsit Storytime occurs weekly onTuesday through July 5. Registration is not required.
Brain Aerobics & Lip ReadingMonday, June 20 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM;
Tuesday, June 21 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the BarthCommunity Room

 This popular class led by Francine Katz (MA, SLP, & CCC)
concentrates on lip reading and memory. She provides seniorsa fun way to fight the common problems of diminishedhearing and memory as people age. Registration is notrequired, but regular attendance at sessions is encouraged.
Nature Art 
Wednesday, June 22 at 1 PM at the Barth Community RoomWant to learn how to create unique art using materialsfrom the world around you? Children ages 5-11 are invitedto join us to express themselves and connect with nature.
We will create sun art, nature collages and more. Exploringart is a great way to see familiar things in new ways, whichencourages critical thinking and problem solving in a relaxedand supportive environment. Registration is required. 
Coffee, Tea, & ChatFriday, June 24 at 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the Thornton ConferenceRoom 
Connect with your neighbors to learn about the communityand its traditions, as well as tools to navigate the challengesof our busy, modern lives. This month’s topic is inequityversus inferiority. This program is presented in Mandarin bythe United Charity Foundation for ages 18+. Registration isnot required.
City MeetingsPlanning Commission MeetingWednesday, June 22 at 6 PM; TeleconferenceCity Council MeetingFriday, June 24 at 8:30 AM; Teleconference or San MarinoCenter 
Library Board of Trustees MeetingMonday, June 27 at 8 AM; Teleconference 

New Research Group forMars Sample Return Program

 NASA and ESA (European 
Space Agency), its partner 
in the Mars Sample Return 
Program, have established 
a new group of researchers 
to maximize the scientific 
potential of Mars rock 
and sediment samples 
that would be returned to 
Earth for in-depth analysis. 
Called the Mars Sample 
Return Campaign Science 
Group, the 16 researchers 
will function as a science 
resource for the campaign’s 
project teams as well as for and Planetary Laboratory, 
related Earth-based ground Carnegie Institution of 
projects, such as sample Washington 

recovery and curation. Kimberly Tait – Department 

“These 16 individuals will of Natural History, Royal 
be the standard-bearers Ontario Museum, Canada 
for Mars Sample Return Tomohiro Usui – Japan 
science,” said Michael Aerospace Exploration 
Meyer, Mars Exploration Agency 
Program lead scientist at Jessica Vanhomwegen – 

NASA Headquarters in Laboratory for Urgent 
Washington. “They will Response to Biological 
build the roadmap by which Threats, Institut Pasteur, 
science for this historic France 

endeavor is accomplished Michael Veibel – 

– including establishing Department of Earth and 
the processes for sample-Environmental Sciences, 
related decision-making and Michigan State University 
designing the procedures Maria-Paz Zorzano Mier 
that will allow the worldwide – Astrobiology Center, 
scientific community to National Institute for 
become involved with these Aerospace Technology, 
first samples from another Spain 
world.” The first Mars Sample 
The members of the Mars Return Campaign Science 

Sample Return Campaign Group meeting is scheduled 
Science Group are: for June 28-29. 
Laura Rodriguez – NASA’s NASA’s Mars Sample 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Return Campaign promises 

Southern California to revolutionize humanity’s 
Michael Thorpe – Johnson understanding of Mars 
Space Center Engineering, by bringing scientifically 
Technology and Science selected samples to Earth 
at NASA’s Johnson Space for study using the most 
Center, Houston / Texas sophisticated instruments 

State University, San Marcos around the world. The 

Audrey Bouvier – campaign would fulfill a 
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, solar system exploration 

Universität Bayreuth, goal, a high priority since 
Germany the 1970s and in the last 
Andy Czaja – Department three National Academy of 
of Geology, University of Sciences Planetary Decadal 

Cincinnati Surveys. 
Nicolas Dauphas – Origins This strategic NASA and 
Laboratory, the University ESA partnership would be 

of Chicago the first mission to return 
Katherine French – Central samples from another planet 
Energy Resources Science and the first launch from the 
Center, U.S. Geological surface of another planet. 
Survey, Denver The samples collected by 
Lydia Hallis – School of NASA’s Perseverance Mars 

Geographical and Earth rover during its exploration 
Sciences, University of of an ancient lakebed 

Glasgow, UK thought to present the best 
Rachel Harris – Department opportunity to reveal clues 
of Organismic and about the early evolution of 
Evolutionary Biology, Mars, including the potential 

Harvard University, Boston for past life. By better 
Ernst Hauber – Institute of understanding the history 

Planetary Research, German of Mars, we will improve our 
Aerospace Center, Germany understanding of all rocky 
Suzanne Schwenzer – School planets in the solar system, 
of Earth, Environment and including Earth. 

Ecosystem Sciences, the Learn more about the Mars 
Open University, UK Sample Return Program at: 
Andrew Steele – Earth 

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